The concept of “33 crores Devi Devtas” in Hinduism is a concept that has been widely known to all. Also, this has been a much-debated topic among different scholars. And it has been found that the concept is completely misunderstood by many, as there has been a wrong interpretation of Vedic Sanskrit by some foreign scholars. The Atharva Veda, Yajur Veda, and Satapatha-brahmana define “trayastrimsati koti” as 33 gods. The term “koti” is a Sanskrit word that has two meanings; one is “crore” and second is “type”.
One on the list is the festival of Maha Shivratri, which is also known as the Great night of Ziva. It bears special mythological importance for Hindus. This is one of the most important sectarian festivals among devotees of Lord Shiva or the Hindu god “Zhiva”. This is observed on the 14th night of the darker half of the month Phalgun or February. According to Hindu mythology, this day is celebrated with full religious fervor as on this day Lord Shiva appeared in Linga containing the power of the lord sun.
Hindu culture supports the existence and veneration of different gods and goddesses through their devotion to them. Different religious festivals are celebrated to pay respect to them and to gain their blessings. One such festival is Saraswati Puja, which is one of the main Hindu festivals and is purely dedicated to Maa Saraswati. She is the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, performing arts, and music. And thus, she is worshipped on this auspicious day, making a mark as a festival celebration.. Also known as Vasant Panchami or Sri Panchami, this festival falls on the fifth day of Magha month. To talk it in terms of the Gregorian calendar, it is observed in late January or early February. If you are looking forward to this festival in 2023, then this year, it will be celebrated on the 26th of January
India is famously known for its festivals and the Indian zest with which they are celebrated. Makar Sankranti is the festival that marks the beginning of the New Year. It is a Hindu festival, which falls on the 14th of January every year. It is understood as an amalgamation of two different terms “makar” and “Sankranti”. Makar( Capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti stands for direction change. And as per the Hindu calendar, this festival takes place when the sun travels to the North (from Dakshinaayana to Uttarayana) or from Dhanu Rashi(Sagittarius) to Makar Rashi(Capricorn), in the Poush month.
India is known for its different traditions and cultures. Here, each festival holds special mythological and traditional significance to Indian people. January is a month that brings along a string of Indian festivals and Pongal occupies a significant place in the list. It is a harvest festival of Kerala and is celebrated in the mid-month of January for four days, every year. This festive is also synonymously known as a thanksgiving occasion; where the farmers pray and pay veneration to the Sun god, nature, and cattle.
This festival marks an ending to the winter season and is celebrated to bid farewell to the winter solstice. The rabi crop ripens up for the harvest and farmers gets prepared for the next crop season. According to Hindu calender Lohri falls on Saptami of Krishn paksh in the month of Paush (generally mid of January every year). Lohri 2023 will be celebrated on 14th January. Though being a festival of Punjab, Indians take special pride in celebrating it as Indians.
The Hindu culture has always been the most liberal of all cultures of human existence. And in making a temple, it has extended its liberty to the architects too.
Autumn, the season of cool breezes in India brings with it a chain of festivals. The onset is marked by the festival of Dhanteras, also known as “Dhanvantari Triodasi”. This is a very special festival especially, for business owners. They all offer their prayers to the goddess Laxmi for good fortune. Jewellers perform Dhanteras puja and celebrate the festival with all the grandeur. Everyone across the country engages in decorating their houses with lights and colorful rangolis and makes small footprints
Shree Venkateshwara Devasthanam temple is situated at Najafgarh, in the south-west district of Delhi. Its architecture follows the Dravidian style. And not only does its exterior matches the south Indian temples, but also the rituals practiced here are the same as you will find in any of the famous southern Hindu temples.